Many Happy Returns to Ivry Gitlis, 98 today.

Many Happy Returns to Ivry Gitlis, 98 today.

Should Mr Gitlis’s artistry – intense/impassioned, eloquent/expressive, and displaying a magnetic combination of rose-in-the-teeth address & golden-age tone – be unfamiliar, then do consider a recent Profil set that gathers together his Vox recordings from the...
Heat, humidity, snooker…

Heat, humidity, snooker…

I am running a bit behind with Column posts at the moment – news items and recording reviews – but the heat and humidity has debilitated me. I know I am not alone in this. Add in the distraction of the Snooker World Championship on BBC TV to eat away at the hours, and...
What would be suitable music for our troubled times?

What would be suitable music for our troubled times?

Please nominate, as a Comment below, a piece of music (or more than one if you wish, of any genre or style, as fun or as serious as you like) that you feel is appropriate to this pandemic period – whether for titular or narrative reasons, or through the sheer nature...